Originally Posted by Pollyanna
There's a fair collection of gems on this thread :)
Yeah, I always felt that I *should* like Bawb, but Hurricane is the only one that I enjoy musically. That makes him a great songwriter to cover, whereas covering the Dan or Joni is not for the faint-hearted.
If you listen to Bob's phrasing you can hear it in Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Petty among many others others. Although people often do not like his voice, his phrasing is probably the most distinctive of any popular singer one could name.
I actually met Donald Fagen at the popcorn counter several years back at a Dylan show. Not really met, just said hello and he nodded and hid his head hoping to get back to his seat before someone else recognized him. I guess ran into is more the term.